The relentless rise of social democracy

Excellent insight into the current political turmoil in the UK.

Fear and Loathing in Great Britain


A letter a day to number 10. No 1,483

Monday 04 July 2016.

Dear Mr Cameron,

There has been a great deal of media coverage of the alleged rise of right wing extremism, and certainly Nigel Farage was triumphant about nationalism. “We have done it without a bullet being fired,” he trumpeted, a heinous insult to the memory and family of Jo Cox.

Britain is certainly in turmoil, not least from 6 years of imposed austerity and relentless fear mongering and manufactured division from politicians and the media alike and if people are angry, they have good reason to be with the most divisive, right wing, god awful government in our history.

If we look beyond the news and all the lies and spin, however, something very different is going on. The latest news from the Trussell Trust is that they now have a network of 424 foodbanks and in…

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The Great Living Wage Robbery | By @TellMeTheEnemy


The following was originally posted on Tell Me The Enemy-”Today’s enemy –hard working families!“| By @TellMeTheEnemy


“Cutting welfare spending is not the way to cut the budget deficit”

Saturday’s Daily Telegraph featured a piece Chancellor George Osborne and Minister of State for Employment Priti Patel, defending the government’s cuts to tax credits – “There’s no alternative to our tax credit cuts

Writing for The Telegraph – ever the beacon for affluent selfishness – is an odd choice, because they’re probably preaching to the converted; nevertheless, let’s have a look at a few gems from yesterday’s attempt at justifying this inequality-increasing decision.

After some regurgitation of the 4% of global GDP / 7% of global welfare spending statistics (irrelevant) we have the statement that:

“In the last parliament, we made important progress to bring the unsustainable bill for working-age welfare under control, introducing a benefits cap…

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